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Happy Anniversary to Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Gulf Coast is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Read more about this university located on the Southwest Florida coast.



Don’t Miss the 2017 Summer Council of Presidents!
This is the premier leadership meeting for presidents and chancellors. Plan on being in Boston, July 14-18, for “Influencing the Public Agenda: The Public University President’s Role.” More information about the program, registration and hotel reservations are available here


 

Programs

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
A group of students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania has created a place where fellow classmates with disabilities can find assistance. The room is a multi-functional space offering resources and technology for individuals with and without disabilities on campus, with literature and other materials available for anyone who is interested in learning more about a variety of disabilities. Read more

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is one of only 19 colleges and universities with concurrent enrollment programs that gained national accreditation this year through the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). UA Little Rock’s concurrent enrollment program began in 1998 with only 43 students. Today, the program has more than 1,700 students enrolled in 15 high schools. The program will expand to 21 high schools with more than 2,000 students in the fall. Read more

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Grants and Gifts

Angelo State University (Texas)
Dr. Loren Ammerman of the Angelo State University biology faculty has been awarded a $26,998 grant sub-award by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to participate in a two-year research project dedicated to protecting an endangered bat species native to Southwest Texas. Read more

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

  • A group from IUP is continuing to reforest and monitor the Flight 93 National Memorial. The university recently received two grants totaling more than $12,000 from Green Forests Work and the National Parks Foundation. Funds will be used to pay three students who will work to monitor the plantings near the memorial crash site that have already been reforested.
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  • IUP received $44,000 from Department of Environmental Protection for the Western PA Watershed Collaboration project. IUP faculty members will work with area agencies and the local school district to develop a water quality and stormwater monitoring plan.
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University of Central Florida
University of Central Florida Professor Megan Nickels, whose work teaching mathematics, robotics and science to children with critical illnesses has been nationally recognized, has received a $1.2 million NASA grant to create mobile science and technology carts in partnership with the Orlando Science Center. The mobile-cart exhibits will teach science, engineering, technology and robotics at three children’s hospitals. Read more

University of Houston-Victoria
The U.S. Department of Commerce awarded a $1 million matching grant Monday to the University of Houston-Victoria to renovate a portion of the former Town Plaza Mall. The federal grant comes from the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration and will be used to help bolster regional economic development and community development in the Coastal Bend. The center is estimated to create 1,080 jobs and generate $43.2 million in private investment during the next 10 years. Read more

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Awards and Honors

Angelo State University (Texas)
Angelo State University’s Department of Agriculture on April 29 received a Mirabeau B. Lamar Award for Excellence in Education from the Grand Masonic Lodge of Texas. ASU was awarded the recognition for the department’s personal attention to students, real world agriculture experience and hands-on education. Read more

Dakota State University (S.D.)
Dr. Ashley Podhradsky, associate professor of digital forensics and information systems, has been awarded the EmBe Young Woman of Achievement award for 2017. The awards are an annual celebration of local leadership, recognizing the contributions women bring to Sioux Falls. The Young Woman of Achievement award is presented to a nominee between the ages of 21 and 35 whose community service and professional success indicates current leadership and her potential for extraordinary leadership and service. Read more

Millersville University of Pennsylvania
College Values Online recently ranked Millersville University’s bachelor’s degree in biology with animal behavior option number four in its top 10 list for 2017-18. The ranking took graduation rates and annual net price into consideration. Read more

Shippensburg University (Pa.)
Shippensburg University’s finance program has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This program acknowledges Ship’s finance program for incorporating CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which outlines the knowledge, skill and abilities generally accepted and applied by investment professionals globally, as well as the program’s dedication to teaching standards of ethics. Read more

Southeast Missouri State University
Five Southeast Missouri State University students recently were awarded a $2,000 Society of Physics Students (SPS) Chapter Research Award for their project to develop technology to boost the success of cancer treatment. Read more

University of Central Florida
Former President Bill Clinton recently recognized UCF’s KNIGHTS Clinic with the Innovation Award for Health Care Provider Training and Education at the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Activation Summit in Little Rock, AR. The student-run free clinic provides care for Central Floridians with limited access to health care. College of Medicine students created the clinic with the help of community partners four years ago. Read more

University of Central Oklahoma
The University of Central Oklahoma’s American Advertising Federation (AAF) team recently made history, winning first place at the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) for District 10, in Fort Worth, Texas, for the second year in a row. This is the first time in more than 30 years that the same university has won the title two years in a row. The AAF class consisted of 24 students, which made the team one of the smallest programs in the competition. Read more

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Spotlight

California State University Stanislaus
The newest monument on the Stanislaus State campus, the Peace Pole — embellished with the words “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in 16 different languages — was dedicated with a ceremony April 27 and followed by a keynote address from Arun Gandhi in Snider Recital Hall. The ceremony and lecture are part of President Ellen Junn's inaugural season celebrating diversity and inclusion.
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East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
A mother and her two daughters will graduate together at East Stroudsburg University. Through heavy course loads and health concerns the family stuck by each other to ensure they would achieve their goal of graduating together. Read more

Millersville University of Pennsylvania
The Millersville University Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) raised $5,000 for Make-A-Wish ® in 2016, giving the organization the opportunity to reveal the wish of 9-year-old Gavin Gretzula, who spent a portion of his childhood battling leukemia. Gavin will sign a one-day contract with the Millersville football team. Read more

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
The 2017 Taste of Little Rock set attendance records and raised the most money for University of Arkansas at Little Rock scholarships in the event’s 14-year history. The university’s alumni scholarship endowment will grow by $120,764. Read more

Southeast Missouri State University
Southeast Missouri State University’s new Center for Speech and Hearing was officially dedicated May 5 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new facility. The Center provides comprehensive diagnostic and intervention services for communication disorders – speech, language and hearing evaluations and treatment – for all ages. It also offers clinical training for students majoring in communication disorders. Read more

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